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Hot times brewing as atmosphere fast-forwards to July
Mon, May 15, 2017, 12:10 PM
Fresh from a near-record chill during the weekend and a 10-day run of below-average temperatures, the atmosphere is about to fast-forward the...
‘The Perfect Storm,’ what it really was, and the real source of that phrase
Fri, May 12, 2017, 1:10 PM
We were saddened to read about the sinking of the Tamaroa, the ship involved in a daring rescue during the Halloween Storm of 1991, the so-called...
Why tornado destruction will get only worse, regardless of climate change
Mon, May 8, 2017, 8:00 AM
The nation has experienced a stunning increase in federal disaster declarations for tornadoes in the 21st Century. In the 30 years from 1953...
Drought’s Waterloo? Strong storms, heavy rain due
Thu, May 4, 2017, 10:28 AM
At mid-month, Pennsylvania’s drought task force is scheduled to meet to talk about the region’s ongoing drought watch, which seems...
Warmest April on record in Philadelphia … more or less
Tue, May 2, 2017, 11:22 AM
Weather might be the only enterprise on earth that generates more statistics than Major League baseball, and the nation is fortunate to have...
Summer forecast sees rains dousing early heat
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 1:01 PM
June might bring more than its share of dreariness, says AccuWeather, but that would by no means be all bad for those who aren’t big...
On this date 50 years ago, latest measurable snow on record fell in Philly
Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 6:16 PM
In observance of Buddha’s birthday, which would be honored the following month, the Viet Cong declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the Vietnam...
April flirts with record as June is about to supplant gloom
Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 11:50 AM
Earlier in the week it appeared that the temperature might make a run at 90 on Sunday, but that’s off the table since one of those backward...
Anthony R. Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for
for 26 years.